Pendyala Nageswara Rao

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Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Born 6 March 1917
Origin Vanukuru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 31 August 1984
Genres Indian film scores
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Harmonium
Tabla
Dholak
Mrudangam
Flute
Electric Guitar
Piano
Violin
Years active 1934–1986
Notable instruments
Harmonium

Pendyala Nageswara Rao (Telugu: పెండ్యాల నాగేశ్వరరావు) (6 March 1917 – 31 August 1984) was an Indian composer, multi instrumentalist, conductor singer-songwriter, actor, music producer, and musician known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and Kannada cinema.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born at Vanukuru near Vijayawada and later shifted to Katur. He was closely associated with Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy as they were students of Kapilavai Ramanatha Sastry.[2][6]

His ancestors including his father Sitaramaiah were music exponents. Similarly Nageswara Rao also showed interest in music since childhood. He used to accompany his father playing Harmonium for dramas and learned techniques to play with it since the age of 13 years. He acted for the first time as Jambavathi in Krishna Tulabaram play. He later played Rukmini, Narada characters in Tulabaram play along with Jonnavithula Seshagiri, Rushyendramani, Lakshmirajyam and got the applause of the viewers.[4]

During that period Kadaru Nagabhushanam seeing his talents, invited to him to work in his orchestra for Talli Prema (1941) film. He went to Madras and joined Rajarajeswari Films and worked as assistant director to Dinakar Rao and S. V. Venkatraman for that film. With the beginning of Second World War he returned home. Later he was invited by Gudavalli Ramabrahmam to work for Mayalokam as Harmonist under Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao. K. S. Prakash Rao gave him the independent Music Director change for his film Drohi, which brought him good fame. He has provided music for about 100 films some of them are memorable hits.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1948 Drohi Telugu Debut film
1950 Modati Raatri Telugu
1950 Vali Sugriva Telugu
1951 Deeksha Telugu
1953 Kanna Talli Telugu Introduced P. Susheela
1953 Petrathai Tamil Tamil Remake of Kanna Talli
1954 Jyoti Telugu
1954 Menarikam Telugu
1955 Ante Kavali Telugu
1955 Donga Ramudu Telugu Film by K. V. Reddy
1956 Melukolupu Telugu
1956 Muddu Bidda Telugu Film by K. B. Tilak
1956 Penki Pellam Telugu
1957 Bhagya Rekha Telugu
1957 Rayara Sose Kannada Music director: R. Diwakara
1957 M.L.A. Telugu Film by K. B. Tilak
1957 Soubhagyavati Telugu
1958 Attaa Okinti Kodale Telugu
1958 Ganga Gauri Samvadam Telugu
1958 Shri Krishna Gaaradi Kannada
1958 Shri Krishna Gaaradi Telugu
1959 Jayabheri Telugu Musical film
1960 Bhakta Shabari Telugu, Tamil and Kannada
1960 Bhatti Vikramarka Telugu
1960 Mahakavi Kalidasu Telugu Film by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam Telugu Silver Jubilee
Musical film
1961 Jagadeka Veeruni Katha Telugu Film by K. V. Reddy
1961 Krishna Prema Telugu
1961 Vagdanam Telugu Film by Aathreya
1962 Chitti Tammudu Telugu Film based on Oliver Twist
1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu Telugu Film by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
1963 Anuragam Telugu
1963 Paruvu Pratishta Telugu
1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham Telugu Film by K. V. Reddy
1963 Karnan
1964 Ramudu Bheemudu Telugu Film by Suresh Productions
1964 Velugu Needalu Telugu Film by Adurthi Subba Rao
1965 Prachanda Bhairavi Telugu
1965 Satya Harishchandra Kannada
1965 Satya Harishchandra Telugu Film by K. V. Reddy
1965 Uyyala Jampala Telugu
1966 Shri Krishna Tulabharam Telugu
1966 Shri Srikakula Andhra Maha Vishnuvu Katha Telugu
1968 Bandipotu Dongalu Telugu
1968 Bhagyachakramu Telugu
1968 Gramadevatalu Telugu
1968 Papakosam Telugu
1968 Umachandi Gowri Sankarula Katha Telugu
1970 Maa Nanna Nirdoshi Telugu
1970 Manasu Mangalyam Telugu
1970 Shri Krishna Vijayam Telugu
1970 Pelli Sambandham Telugu
1971 Ananda Nilayam Telugu
1971 Naa Tammudu Telugu
1971 Sri Krishna Satya Telugu Film by K. V. Reddy
1972 Matri Moorti Telugu
1974 Bhoomikosam Telugu
1974 Deeksha Telugu
1974 Kode Nagu Telugu
1976 Vemulawada Bheemakavi Telugu
1976 Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club Telugu
1976 Suprabhatam Telugu
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Telugu Film by N. T. Rama Rao
1977 Chanakya Chandragupta Telugu
1978 Sati Savitri Telugu
1978 Shri Rama Pattabhishekam Telugu
1979 Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam Telugu
1979 Priya Bandhavi Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entertainment Hyderabad / Music : Golden melodies of Pendyala". The Hindu. 2005-06-24. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b Nata Ratnalu, Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy, Second edition, 2002; pp:582-4.
  3. ^ "Blast from the past: Jayabheri (1959)". The Hindu. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  4. ^ a b https://sarasabharati.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/pendyala-nageswara-rao.pdf
  5. ^ "Pendyala Nageswara Rao : Kannada Singer Movies, Biography". Chiloka.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  6. ^ Your Personal Radio (?). "Remembering Legends - Pendyala Nageswara Rao (2014) - Pendyala Nageshwara Rao - Listen to Remembering Legends - Pendyala Nageswara Rao songs/music online - MusicIndiaOnline". Mio.to. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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